Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868 – 1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist most famous for his extensive documentation of Native Americans. His publication The North American Indian, a 20-volume work was created between 1907 – 1930 and commissioned by his patron J.P. Morgan. Not only did he photograph members of over 80 tribes, he also made wax recordings of music and language. He documented many aspects of Native American life. Traditional foods, clothing, customs and […]
Photographer Kiliii Yuyan is dedicated to telling the story of Native cultures and natural history in stunning photographs. For his project Living Wild, he joined a group of people from the Stone Age Living Project. These people want to live the primitive life in the way of hunter-gatherers, away from modernity. During their month in the wilderness, Yuyan documented their activities. He also created very formal looking portraits of the members of the group, who look […]
For his ongoing series Souvenir-d’un-Futur, French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life in large housing projects in the residential districts of Paris. These Grands Ensembles – built between 1950 and the 1980s – with their retro modernistic feel are still the home of many senior citizens. Kronental has captured both the buildings and their occupants; aging yet standing proud. Marked by the passing of time, these massive, gray buildings, like their elder residents, bear the signs […]
In 1952, Maurice Sendak began illustrating the work of children’s book writer Ruth Krauss. They created eight books together and I’ll be you and you’ll be me was published in 1954. (via: brainpickings.org)
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Vinyl record sleeves can be a fun inspiration. Christian Marclay, a NY-based composer, and visual artist has created a series of collages – often surreal – made up of album covers. All images © Christian Marclay
René Gruau (1909-2004), born Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate (what a name!) was a fashion illustrator in the world of haute couture during the 1940s and 50s. His sophisticated style with the use of calligraphic elements, vivid colors, and bold strokes evoke a sense of theater and the influence of his timeless and often extravagant illustrations of fashion design can still be felt today.
Designer Thomas Danthony created this graphic illustration of a Matsuo Bashō haiku for the new Penguin Little Black Classics collection.
Animated GIFs by Anna Taberko
© Art of Isuri & Deshan Tennekoon (Illustrated Haiku project)